News for Friday, January 13, 2012

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Hayden girls basketball wins big against West Grand

The Hayden High School girls basketball team worked on its frustrations Friday night, bringing a three-game losing streak to a screeching half with a 70-20 victory against West Grand.

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Steamboat hockey picks up big 8-2 win against Aspen on Friday

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team already had beat Aspen earlier in the season, but the squad’s Friday night 8-2 win against the Skiers was as important as they come.

Steamboat girls basketball rolls to 50-27 win

After a tough weekend last week, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team used a big first half to easily beat Battle Mountain, 50-27, on Friday night.

Steamboat boys pick up a 53-20 win against Battle Mountain

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team held Battle Mountain to one field goal from the field and three points in the first half en route to a 53-20 win Friday.

Hayden boys basketball loses to West Grand

Hayden High School senior Hunter Johnston drained six 3-point shots and scored 21 points, but the Tigers woes continued Friday night. The squad fell playing at West Grand, 68-55.

On the Market: Commission denies Xcel an interim rate increase

Howard Pankratz, of the Denver Post, reported this week that the Colorado Public Utilities Commission had denied Xcel Energy’s request for an interim rate increase of $100 million that the power utility wanted to tide it over until it wins a permanent rate increase of $141.9 million.

Short sales equal 9 percent of 2011 dollar volume

The number of distressed single-family homes that changed hands through the short-sale process more than doubled here to 29 in 2011 from a dozen in 2010.

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Routt County building permits for single-family homes get boost in 2011

The valuation of building permits issued in Routt County in 2011 was down $3.8 million despite a slight increase in the number of permitted single-family homes in Steamboat Springs and elsewhere in the county.

Demong leads US with 8th-place finish in France

Billy Demong recorded a season-best finish and Johnny Spillane and Bryan Fletcher were both in the top 15 Friday as the Nordic combined World Cup resumed action after the holiday break in Chaux-Neuve, France.

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Steamboat cross-country skiers shine at Howelsen event

Cross-country races to continue Saturday in Steamboat

With long climbs and steep, tricky descents, the cross-country skiing course at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs proved to be all that some of the nation’s best skiers could handle Friday, with college athletes grasping for breath as they slowly chugged up demanding slopes.

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Steamboat Alpine ski team dominates at event

Steamboat Springs High School Alpine skier Connor Bernard swears he skis like that all the time. If true, it’s very entertaining. The senior was the clear aggressor Friday during the Steamboat Springs High School-hosted slalom event at Howelsen Hill.

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Tom Ross: Former Steamboat resident is in the thick of it

The buzz in Cordova, Alaska, this week was all about the heavy snow, and former Steamboat Springs resident Cathy Long is helping the residents of the little community on Prince Williams Sound stay in touch.

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Victim Rhonda Heaton testifies in first-degree attempted murder trial

Afraid that her husband was still in the house and willing to shoot her again, Rhonda Heaton told a jury Friday that she spent four hours thinking she was going to die. By calling Heaton to testify, prosecutors attempted to prove Friday that Heaton’s former husband, Robert Cash, intended to kill her on June 11, 2010, at their west Steamboat Springs home.

Steamboat briefs: National Safety Awareness Week is Saturday to Jan. 22

As part of National Safety Awareness Week from Saturday to Jan. 22, Steamboat Ski Area will host several programs.

The Record for Jan. 12

12:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. There was no fighting when officers arrived.

Nicole Inglis: Delaney shines through song

Local musician takes top honors at songwriting competition

With the win under his belt after Thursday night's preliminary round, local musician Eric Delaney will travel to Aspen in late March to perform with five other finalists. If chosen as Colorado’s top songwriter, he’ll get the chance to open the festival’s closing night concert.

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Steamboat artist deconstructs, recycles books in new art show

Works of literary art always have inspired Steamboat artist Kim Keith, from watching her mother devour book after book to using literature in her own contemporary photography.